I know I am a cynic.
I don’t like Valentines Day and I never have since kindergarten when I asked a girl named Wendy to “Marry Me” and she ran home crying!!! I didn’t think I was that bad?
I also don’t like somebody decreeing when I should prove to the “BOSS” that I love her. Telling me to buy cards and crap just to say I care.
I have always been adamant about not buying her a present, flowers or even a card on the 14th because I was
stubborn, cheap, heartless sure it would become an expectation.
I tell her I love her everyday when I get up and every night before bed....sometimes if there has been a battle, that “I love you” is substituted with a kiss. We have gone to bed mad before and probably will again, but we always seem to wake up
and start right back where we were the night before with a better attitude than the evening before.
So last year, I did break down and I bought her some Chocolate Turtles...but I think the boys ate most of them. She was happy with the gesture and I think she knows where I come from now. I have always told her I will do most anything for her but not on Valentines Day.
And lo and behold, I did not get any flack this year...of course, she did get a dozen red roses at work last week...”just because”!
41 miles for last weeks total. Have a ½ to run this Sunday, supposed to be a high of -6 °C so it should be interesting. Will run Saturdays miles tomorrow instead of speed work, will still take Wed off and run 4 miles on Thurs and Fri with Saturday off. My training plan says run at my
Marathon pace but methinks I will go and do my best to see it the pace I am looking at for the marathon is accurate. It is presently between 8:15 – 8:30 mins/mile.
So there ya go.
Are you in the same boat as me with Valentines? Is it just too commercialized now...like most every “card buying” event in the world? Am I the last great cynic?